Rituraj Gaikwad, who won the Orange Cap in the Indian Premier League 2021, played an important role in making Chennai Super Kings champions.
New Delhi. Chennai Super Kings captured the Indian Premier League 2021. Chennai won the IPL title for the fourth time by defeating Kolkata by 27 runs in the final match played in Dubai on Friday. In this title win of Chennai, its young opener Rituraj Gaikwad made a very important contribution. This right-handed batsman scored the highest 635 runs in the tournament. Rituraj’s batting average was more than 45 and his bat scored a century and 4 half-centuries. Seeing the way Rituraj has shown his bat in this season, many veterans are saying that this batsman is going to rule the world cricket for the next few years. There is such a skill inside Rituraj, on the basis of which he can beat Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli too. Let us tell you his 5 strengths.
Any batsman can establish his dominance on world cricket only when he is very strong technically and this skill is full of code inside Rituraj Gaikwad. Gaikwad’s batting technique is really amazing. There is no such shot that Rituraj does not have. Rituraj is very powerful in both the front foot and back foot.
Rituraj looks very strong against swing and fast bowlers. Gaikwad does not see any problem in the out swing nor in the balls coming in. No matter how fast the ball is, Rituraj senses it very quickly and plays it easily. During IPL 2021, Rituraj Gaikwad did give wickets on the short ball but he did not appear weak there.
Rituraj Gaikwad bats amazingly against the spinners. Rituraj showed his talent against bowlers like Varun Chakraborty, Sunil Narine. Let us tell you that during the UAE leg in IPL 2021, Gaikwad averaged more than 170 against spinners. This figure alone proves that Gaikwad likes spinners.
The biggest feature of Rituraj Gaikwad is that he is very calm minded. After winning IPL 2021, Faf du Plessis said that Rituraj Gaikwad is going to rule world cricket because he plays cricket with a very calm mind. There is not even a single wrinkle on Gaikwad’s face while batting. This is the sign of a great player.
Rituraj Gaikwad is not only a good batsman but also a great fielder. Gaikwad fields in the point area, where the fastest fielders are needed. Rituraj took 6 catches in this season.